The adventurous traveller will find plenty on offer in this tropical northern city. Chairs spilling out of side-street restaurants, museums celebrating the city’s rich past, galleries showcasing the region’s renowned Indigenous art. You’ll also discover that nature is truly Darwin’s backyard, with the iconic national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield only a few hours away.
Darwin is a compact city – the tropical wilderness is never far away. Just an hour to the south, discover the amazing waterfalls and giant termite mounds of Litchfield National Park. Back in Darwin, the hop-on, hop-off ‘Croc N History’ pass is the perfect way to see the sights, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and the resident reptiles at Crocosaurus Cove. A sunset harbour cruise is another Darwin essential.
DARWIN & KAKADU SELF-DRIVE
With Darwin as your base, journey into the national-park wilderness of Litchfield and Kakadu, not far to the south. Travelling at your own pace, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to explore waterfalls, swim spots, lookouts and impressive Aboriginal rock-art sites, dating back thousands of years. Ranger-led tours and a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong are a must.